Tag: 5th Bn

14 July 1917

Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

The battalion “sports” were held in the chateau grounds, commencing at 2.00pm and concluding at 8.00 pm. Rain fell during the morning, but it cleared up for the afternoon. The Divl. ground played on the ground, and the G.O.C. Division graced the proceedings with his presence. The battalion was divided into 5 groups, A,B,C,D, and H. Qrs. H. Qrs group won the Championships prize which the Commanding Officer gave to the group scoring the most points. The whole proceedings were a great success.

29 June 1917

Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Telegraph Hill

The battalion has been employed for the last few days as follows, A Coy and C Coy on SOUTHERN C.T (N 18 b & O 13 a) B Coy on SHIKAR trench and EGRET trench (N 24 c & d and O 19 c) D Coy under 168 Inf. Bde on a new fire trench and communication trenches to it in O 20 a & c. Weather conditions have been bad on the whole.

LT and Q.M A BLYTHEN, SEC LT O.K.S LAUGHARNE and SEC LT H.E. RATCLIFFE returned

13 June 1917

Extract from war diary of 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Telegraph Hill

Capt E.S. HERON and SEC-LT N. ARMSTRONG proceeded on short leave to PARIS.

Specialist platoon of “D” Coy returned to Headquarters Camp at 8.30pm

One platoon worked on TILLOY-WANCOURT Road, one platoon worked at RITZ DUMP, one platoon made infantry track from Headquarters Camp to TILLOY-WANCOURT Road. SAPPER section and PIONEER section are engaged on improvements to Headquarters Camp. Remainder of companies worked on communication trenches.